GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday beefed up his list of possible nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court, adding the names of two more judges from Colorado and the junior senator from Utah in an effort to convince voters he would put a judge on the bench in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
“We have a very clear choice in this election. The freedoms we cherish and the constitutional values and principles our country was founded on are in jeopardy,” he said.
He earlier listed about a dozen possible nominees, when he provided names that made up a star-studded assembly of jurists strong on individual rights and constitutional principles.
Fox News commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano described them as “serious” candidates.
Two of the newly added names are from Colorado, and also listed is the junior senator from Utah, giving the list an emphasis on the West.